Year 3/4 - Mr K Patel & Mrs N Dale
KPNDY3/4 Mr Patel and Mrs Dale
Welcome to class KPNDY3/4!
Hello and welcome to Mr Patel and Mrs Dale’s Year 3/4 class.
Mrs Dean and Mrs Schofield are our support staff who helps us with our learning.
Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely break and are ready for some more learning!
Things to remember:
- Reading records - Please make sure you listen to your child read each day and sign their reading records. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing!
- Times tables - Your child should spend 5 minutes each day to learn their times tables. This will really help with answering the calculations they need to solve.
- Our spelling test is on Thursday. New spellings are sent home the previous Friday, so make sure you help your child practice them ready for their test. Spellings can also be accessed on the Spelling Shed website, which your children know how to use.
- Homework will be set every Friday and will be an extension of what the children have been learning about in school. Please ensure homework is completed and returned to school by the following Monday.
- Swimming is on Monday morning (for Year 3 children), so make sure your child comes to school with their swimming costume (swimsuit for girls, trunks or lycra shorts, not long shorts for boys), hat and towel. Remember, if your child wears earrings, they are not allowed to swim with them in, so we advise you to take them out before coming to school. Hats are on sale at the office.
- PE is on Tuesday morning (and Monday morning as well for Year 4 children) so make sure your child comes to school with their PE kit - T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions. No football shirts, please.
- Golden Time is on Friday afternoon. Positive behaviour will result in children taking part in fun activities with their class teacher.
Summer term 2
English – We will be reading Mark Spark in the Dark by Jaqueline Wilson this half term. We will be looking at a range of writing including persuasive writing, diaries and poetry.
Children will have regular opportunities to develop their independent writing skills. We will be learning how sentences are structured and having plenty of practice using conjunctions, especially ones that express time, place and cause and effect.
Maths – We will begin by learning some geometry. We will learn about properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We will learn about nets of some common 3D shapes. We will learn about angles and naming different types. We will move on to learning about measures. The children will learn about mass, capacity and temperature and how they are used in a real context i.e. in our everyday lives. We will continue to use Maths to solve problems and investigations.
Science – Year 3 children Learn about the famous scientists and inventors linked to science topics in the Y3 curriculum. They will develop their research and enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions from scientific investigations that they will undertake.
Year 4 children will be learning about how to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. They will explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. They will learn to recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Topic – Our topic this half term is called Local Study. Children will learn to locate Batley and their school on a map and identify physical features of Batley using a map. They will learn to identify human features of Batley using a map and describe the landscape of Batley City Centre. They will be able to name different types of land use using a key to record types of land use. They will be able to explain about the human geography of Batley and be able to say what planning is needed for a trip in the UK.
Computing – Children will about using search engines and how to use them in a safe manner. They will know and understand how word order affects the results returned. They will also know how to bookmark or favourite a page and name different types of online communication. The Children will know what to do if they feel uncomfortable when communicating online. They will also be able to identify how they should behave online.
French – Children will continue to learn language that will be useful in the classroom. This unit introduces vocabulary that will enable pupils to talk about their school day and favourite subjects. Children will learn to talk about how they travel to school, become familiar with rooms in a school building and learn the vocabulary for items of stationery found in a pencil case.
RE – Children will learn about evaluating moral dilemmas. Children will write persuasively about the reasons why people who have a particular religious background or non-religious worldview try to help people who are vulnerable (eg victims of naturaldisasters or prejudice, people who live with disabilities or people affected by war). This will help create greater empathy
PHSE - We will be following the school PHSE scheme “Jigsaw”. Children will be able to explain some of the ways that boys’ and girls’ bodies change on the inside as they grow up, They will also be able to explain something they like and something that worries them about the idea of growing up
PE – Children will be continuing with athletics in preparation for Sports Day . They will learn to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance to help them improve in all areas of athletics
Music – We will be practicing our singing skills this half term and looking at how vocal coaches develop peoples singing. We will be practicing songs in readiness for our end of year whole-school summer concert.
The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see us at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.